KUALA LUMPUR, 16 November 2006 - UCSI (University College Sedaya International) will be stepping up its marketing activities to recruit more international students in line with the Government’s target of 100,000 international students by 2010.
Thanking Guest-of-honour, Abdul Karim bin Jaafar, who officiated this year’s Partners Conference organized by UCSI for its international partners, its Vice Chancellor, President Peter Ng said UCSI will continue to support the Government’s initiatives in making Malaysia the regional hub for higher education.Abdul Karim is the new Director of Inspectorate & Enforcement Division, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, replacing former director, Shabudin bin Man.
Ng added that UCSI is well positioned to attract more international students. “We believe with the help of our international partners, we will continue to attract more international students to our country,” he told an audience of 50 participants from 11 countries who attended UCSI’s 3rd Partners Conference 2006 held at its campus in Kuala Lumpur.
UCSI’s recruitment partners came from China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Oman, Uganda, Sudan and Nepal. “This year, we have one of the biggest attendance at our annual conference,” said Ng. “We are in fact looking into expanding further into more countries around the world.”
Currently, UCSI has over 1,000 international students from over 50 countries around the world, including Latin America and Europe.
To ensure that its international partners are well-briefed, Ng said such conferences are important to help UCSI identify problems faced by its partners.
In the two-day conference, participants will be briefed by the Heads of Schools and Departments about programmes and on various aspects of recruitment, including the Immigration policy relating to Student Visa Application.
Ng added that, the enrolment of international students has also increased by 15 per cent, especially from countries like Africa and Asia.
The participants were given a campus tour by UCSI’s Vice President for Business Development, Associate Professor Lachman Tarachand. On Friday night 17 November 2006, they were also entertained to a Gala Dinner organized by UCSI to commemorate its 20th Anniversary.
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